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Press Kit Osso Bucco Featuring Starr and Douglas Makes West Coast Premiere at Newport Film Festival

(Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 2008)  River West Films, LLC is pleased to announce its debut feature film “Osso Bucco,” starring Mike Starr and Illeana Douglas, will make its west coast premiere at the 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival.  This “Dark Romantic Mobster Comedy” .... more

Press Kit Osso Bucco Makes 2 World Premieres!

Osso Bucco made its world premiere to “a standing room only” capacity crowd at the Midwest Independent Film Festival on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. The 270 seat Landmark Century Theater was packed for the event which even featured a discussion panel with the directors and featured cast members... more

Principle Photography Complete07/1/06 Principal Photography Completed!

River West Films, LLC is excited to announce that principal photography on OSSO BUCCO has concluded. The film was shot in seventeen days over the course of three weeks in three locations in Chicago. Love scenes were played out, food was thrown at each other and guns were fired. We even created a snowstorm in June (Not as hard as it sounds when you live in Chicago). Editorial post production work has now begun as well as the marketing and promotional phases. Click on the link below to view some of the production stills up close.

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Illeana Douglas02/28/06 Illeana Douglas Joins Ossobucco!

River West Films is very pleased to announce that we have officially signed Illeana Douglas to play the role of Megan in Ossobucco. Illeana is a fantastic actress with a long list of TV and feature film credits including recent appearances on Six Feet Under and Law and Order to films such as Quiz Show, Happy Texas, To Die For, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Goodfellas. To view a complete list of Illeana's credits please click on the link below.


Mike Star12/20/05 Mike Starr Joins Ossobucco!

River West Films, LLC is proud to announce that Mike Starr has agreed to play the role of Jelly in the feature film Ossobucco. Mike brings a wealth of performing experience to Ossobucco with his participation in nearly 100 feature films and 43 TV shows, (including to a 2-year stint on the TV show "Ed"). To view a list of Mike's credits please click on the link below.

Investor Dinner12/05/05 Investor Dinner a "Marked Success"

We had a wonderful turnout at Le Petit Paris for the kick-off fund raising event for Ossobucco. With over 40 people in attendance we introduced the film, the producers and our vision over many wonderfully prepared dishes of ossobucco. We want to thank all those who attended and made the evening such a success, including our attorney Hal “Corky” Kessler and Alan and the great staff at Le Petit Paris.

Nancy Green-Keys10/11/05 LA's Nancy Green-Keyes Commences Casting

The production team is pleased to announce that famed Los Angeles Casting Director Nancy Green-Keyes has agreed to cast Ossobucco. Nancy's recent credits include The Notebook, Friday After Next, John Q, and Shanghai Noon, among many others. Since undertaking her role as Casting Director, Nancy has proven that she's dedicated to seeing Ossobucco succeed.
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